THE Castle Dark Lords extended their lead at the top of the table with a convincing 9-3 victory away at The Ship.

Wayne Hobson and Gavin Rowlands took the first two singles matches, before Ralph Miners and Matthew Tobin made it 4-0 to the Dark Lords. The first set of doubles saw their lead extended to 6-0, but wins for Sion Old and captain Graham Avaient helped reduce the deficit to 7-3. The Dark Lords however had the last laugh, winning both remaining doubles matches to claim a 9-3 victory. Wayne Hobson was awarded man of the match after winning four from four.

The in-form Finnegan's struggled as they were beaten 7-5 away at the Borough Arms. With the Boro leading 6-0 at the halfway stage, Finnegans won the next five frames to leave them with a chance of a tie in the final doubles, only for captain Robert Larkin and his vice-captain Gavin Stevens to seal victory.

O'Brien's entertained the Witchill Wildcats with captain Martyn Croke claiming the scalp of county player Ceri Morris in the very first frame. Steve Watkins, Paul Everest and Ian Hill gave the Wildcats a 3-1 lead however, before O'Brien's levelled the scores in the doubles. The Wildcats pulled clear however, eventually earning a 7-5 win.

Millwood Pot Jacks travelled to the King William IV pub in Cadoxton and were unlucky to come away with a 7-5 defeat, thanks in large part to Geoff Froud who was named man of the match after winning four from four.

The Wanderers hosted Billy United at the Glenbrook, with the visitors winning in thrilling fashion in the final game. The first set of singles ended with the Wanderers 3-1 in front, and that was extended further with Nick Taylor and Mags Bartle doing the damage in the doubles to lead 5-1. The champions fought back through Gary Roberts,Mark Ingram and Ian Roberts to make the score 5-4, before captain Bartle put Wanderers on the brink of victory with his win over Les Ashton. But the Billy came back to win the final two doubles and set up a sudden death black ball shoot out. Gary Roberts sank the winning black for a well deserved bonus point for the Billy, leaving the Wanderers kicking themselves for letting victory slip.

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